20 days in Cyprus Itinerary

20 days in Cyprus Itinerary

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Ayia Napa
— 4 nights
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Nicosia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Pedoulas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paphos
— 7 nights
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Ayia Napa

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ayia Napa: Famagusta (Othello Castle, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, &more). Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at WaterWorld Themed Waterpark. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Ayia Napa Monastery, explore the activities along Konnos Bay, take some stellar pictures from Cape Greco National Forest Park, and don't miss a visit to Agioi Anargyroi.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ayia Napa vacation app.

Birmingham, UK to Ayia Napa is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Ayia Napa is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in January: high temperatures in Ayia Napa hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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6
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Nicosia

the last divided capital

Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kyrenia (Hasan kavizade huseyin efendi fountain and stone steps, Saint Hilarion Castle, &more), Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement (in Choirokoitia) and Larnaca (Emira Pottery, Hala Sultan Tekke, &more). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, make a trip to Buyuk Han, look and learn at Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bedestan Church and Mosque.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nicosia trip planner.

You can drive from Ayia Napa to Nicosia in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Pedoulas.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:

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Pedoulas

Take a trip inland and visit the village of Pedoulas, a scenic destination tucked in the Troodos Mountains.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Folkloric Museum, examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Myrianthousa Spa at Casale Panayiotis, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Ioannis Lambadistis Monastery, and finally explore the ancient world of Soli Ruinen. On your second day here, see Agros Safari, snap pictures at Milia Medieval Bridge, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Timios Stavros Monastery.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pedoulas trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Nicosia to Pedoulas in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Nicosia in January since evenings lows in Pedoulas dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Pedoulas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

7
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Paphos

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Explore Paphos' surroundings by going to Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia), Anogyra (Oleastro Olive Park and Museum & Monastery of Timiou Stavrou) and Pissouri (Pissouri Beach & Barefoot Designs Art Gallery). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, sample the tasty concoctions at Aphrodite's Rock Brewing Company, don't miss a visit to The House of Dionysus, and go for a walk through Paphos Harbour and Port.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paphos road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pedoulas to Paphos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Paphos are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

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Cyprus travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.